Healing Powers of the Hot Toddy

Cocktails / January 24, 2015 / No Comments.

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The Hot Toddy has long been touted by grandmothers and your college roommates as a cure for those pesky colds. But is there any truth to this claim or is it just wishful thinking? It turns out your tipsy tipster was on to something. A few things are necessary to kicking a cold: sleep, decongestant, and something to fight infection. A Hot Toddy contains all three and as a bonus, it tastes much better than cough syrup.

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  • 5 Reasons to Drink This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend / January 23, 2015 / No Comments.

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    We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:

    1. Deflategate: Whether you’re a Pats fan or a Pats hater, you’ve been talking about balls all week with a straight face. Pour a drink and have a couple laughs at Tom Brady’s expense.

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    Her Shot: Pie Drinks for Pie Day

    Cocktails / January 23, 2015 / No Comments.

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    Who doesn’t love pie? With all of its warm, sugary goodness, this dessert is near impossible to pass up. How could you say no to a steaming slice of your favorite fruity filling, especially during the upcoming frigid days (and by days we mean months)? You simply cannot. With today being National Pie Day, celebrate the creation of this pastry perfection with these alcoholic adaptations of some of your favorite flavors.

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    Man Cave: Busy Bartender, Empty Beer, No Problem.

    Beer / January 22, 2015 / No Comments.

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    We’ve all been there, it’s a Friday night, the bar is slammed, the game is on, and your pint glass has been empty for far too long. A little over six years ago Josh Goodman, finally became fed up with that kind of night and decided to dream up a solution. Now Goodman is the CEO of PourMyBeer, a self-service beer tap system that is starting to pop up in bars all over the nation.

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    Wherever You Are, There’s Beer

    Beer / January 22, 2015 / No Comments.

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    Craft breweries are sprouting left and right—which is great news for beer drinkers across America. Not only does this mean it’s easier to find great craft beers in your backyard, but it’s a great excuse to find new bars and new beers. Wherever you go, you’re bound to stumble into fresh and creative brews.

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    Fads on Fads on Fads

    Featured Story / January 21, 2015 / No Comments.

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    It seems like every year there’s a new, weird cocktail fad. This year we are graced with two tummy-turning trends: Cheese and Olive Oil.

    Let’s start with cheese. A delicious treat when paired with fine wine or a cracker. We even enjoy it liquefied for fondue. But grilled cheese flavored vodka is pushing it to a level we just don’t feel safe ingesting. It’s getting pretty popular with some bars offering multiple cheesy options. The weirdest part of it all is that customers are actually enjoying them. Maybe it’s an acquired taste?

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    Perfect Pairs

    Featured Story / January 20, 2015 / No Comments.

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    There are some who believe that wine is to be enjoyed in between tastes of fine cuisine. There are others who will tell you that wine is for sweatpants and junk food. We belong to the second school of thought. If your idea of a wine night is catching up on your Netflix shows with your hand covered in artificial cheese dust then have we got the list for you:

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    Lift a Glass to Living Longer

    Beer / January 19, 2015 / No Comments.

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    Want to live a little longer? Pour yourself a drink. It may seem backwards, but the idea that drinking is actually good for your health has been circulating for several years. In 2013, a study released by the University of Texas at Austin found that mortality rates were lowest for moderate drinkers—those who enjoyed one to three drinks per day. Even heavy drinkers lived slightly longer than those who never drank. Moderate drinking has been shown to have several benefits, such as circulation and heart health. A study recently released in the European Heart Journal connected the positives of moderate drinking with heart health, saying that drinking up to 7 drinks a week could reduce the rate of heart failure by 20% for men and 16% for women.

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    Cocktail Corner: Winter Margs

    Cocktail Corner / January 19, 2015 / No Comments.

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    Everyone knows that margarita equals fun. To our knowledge, no one associates the infamous cocktail with drinking sorrows away, alone in a dark, empty apartment with only a typewriter for company. In order to keep up to date with the season, we would like to give the margarita a winter wonderland makeover by sharing this delicious and seasonal fruit twist. So let yourself get carried away, bring out the sombreros, and do the limbo with your buddies because we have your inhibitions on hold.

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    Gluten, It’s No Longer The Enemy

    Beer / January 19, 2015 / No Comments.

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    Gluten intolerance and sensitivity is the mortal enemy of pizza lovers everywhere, not to mention it also inhibits you from, GASP, beer! MillerCoors recently announced that they are coming to the rescue, releasing a gluten free beer for those who suffer from a gluten allergy or who are following a gluten free diet.

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